An old locomotive rusts inside the abandoned Riyaq train station in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on May 1, 2019.
Rail transport in Lebanon began in the 1890s as French projects under the Ottoman empire, but largely ceased in the 1970s owing to the country’s civil war.
The last remaining routes ended for economic reasons in the 1990s. At its peak, Lebanon had about 408 kilometers of railway.
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